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Big Black Dog: A double take on Peanut Butter Cookies

February 2, 2009

A double take on Peanut Butter Cookies


Much to the disappointment of Mr. Tastebuds, I made no holiday cookies this year and he reminds me of this fact at least once a week. Hey now, I had a good excuse and was recovering from surgery but I did miss my cookies too. When I received Martha Stewart's Cookie of the Day notice featuring a new look for Old-fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies I knew I had to give them a try. Of course this does not make up for the absence of my Christmas Cookies but hopefully this wonderful cookie will ease Mr. Tastebuds through his withdrawal.



I used my Mom's Peanut Butter Cookie recipe and they are so good. But now I've discovered the recipe is actually from Aunt Phyllis! Where Aunt Phyllis got the recipe is anyone's guess, but it's been one of our official family recipes since I can remember.


Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe via my Mom...via Aunt Phyllis

1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. butter, softened to room temperature
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate Ribbing:
4 ounces of chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk chocolate
1 TBL shortening

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugars and add butter and beat until creamy. Add peanut butter, soda and vanilla. While mixing gradually add flour. Chill for 1 hour. With a rounded teaspoon form dough into balls. Press down each ball with the palm of our hand or the bottom of a flat glass. With a fork press the tynes into each side forming 4 ridges. With your fingers, reshape the cookies into a rounded square. Bake until lightly browned. Cool.

Melt the chocolate either in a heavy sauce pan on low heat, double boiler or the microwave. Add the shortening to the warm chocolate and blend. Put the melted chocolate in a small zip lock baggie, careful to zip it shut. Clip the corner of the baggie just to make a tiny hole. If you've never piped chocolate before, just practice a little bit before attempting the cookie. Carefully fill in each ridge on the cookie with chocolate. Allow the chocolate to harden. Serve.



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9 Comments:

Anonymous Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, peanut butter and chocolate. To put it simply, I'm drooling. They look amazing!

February 2, 2009 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Natashya said...

They are so pretty with their chocolate stripes!

February 2, 2009 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

That ribbing is really a nice touch! I think that would add a lot to peanut butter cookies for my personal tastes.

February 2, 2009 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

the stripes are a perfect addition! clever!

February 3, 2009 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I love the chocolate lines!

February 3, 2009 at 8:23 PM  
Anonymous recipes2share said...

wow! fantastic!

February 4, 2009 at 4:48 AM  
Blogger giz said...

What a cool way to dress up a cookie. This would be enough to absolve you of the mortal sin of no Xmas cookies. All is forgiven.
Didn't anyone ever tell you that women aren't supposed to get sick or recover?... they're apparently superhuman, right? Hope you're well.

February 4, 2009 at 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Fearless Kitchen said...

This is absolutely brilliant.

February 4, 2009 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Sharon Ball said...

Ohhh those cookies sound devine. Thanks for the recipe!

April 14, 2009 at 10:29 PM  

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